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How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Fedora 19 64-bit?

Hello,

I just managed to install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 onto Fedora 19 64-bit. I want to describe my commands which made it halfway possible:

cd /to/the/location/of/the/Packet/Tracer/file

tar -xvzf PT601LinuxNoTutorial

(I changed the file name into PT601LinuxNoTutorial for ease of use; It doesn't have an extension - that's how I got from Cisco website, but it's a .tar.gz apparently)

cd ./PacketTracer601

bash ./install

(Here you have to read the EULA - and hit Enter until the end of the list)

Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o

y

Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:

(Change if needed, or just hit Enter)

Should we create a symbolic link "packettracer" in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn]

y

Then it says Packet Tracer installed succesfully.

Here comes the tricky part: type in terminal

packettracer

it shows "Starting Packet Tracer 6.0" but nothing starts ever. I tried sevaral things and finally got it working with this command:

sudo yum install libacpi.i686 libacpi.x86_64

At this point I can start Packet Tracer from Terminal but it is still not in my Apps list and I can't associate the the .pkt or .pka file with Packet Tracer.

My question is: What am I missing?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Fedora 19 64-bit?

Hello,

I just managed to install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 onto Fedora 19 64-bit. I want to describe my commands which made it halfway possible:

cd /to/the/location/of/the/Packet/Tracer/file

tar -xvzf PT601LinuxNoTutorial

(I changed the file name into PT601LinuxNoTutorial for ease of use; It doesn't have an extension - that's how I got from Cisco website, but it's a .tar.gz apparently)

cd ./PacketTracer601

bash ./install

(Here you have to read the EULA - and hit Enter until the end of the list)

Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o

y

Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:

(Change if needed, or just hit Enter)

Should we create a symbolic link "packettracer" in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn]

y

Then it says Packet Tracer installed succesfully.

Here comes the tricky part: type in terminal

packettracer

it shows "Starting Packet Tracer 6.0" but nothing starts ever. I tried sevaral things and finally got it working with this command:

sudo yum install libacpi.i686 libacpi.x86_64

Then as suggested by marcindulak you have to make a packettracer.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications For this copy and paste the following in terminal:

cat > ~/.local/share/applications/packettracer.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application

Exec=/opt/pt/packettracer
Icon=/opt/pt/art/app.png

Name=Cisco Packet Tracer
Categories=Application;Network;

MimeType=application/x-pkt;application/x-pka;application/x-pkz;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.21
EOF

The above presumes that you have installed Packet Tracer in the default location (/opt/pt) if not than correct as required. I just took the packettracer.desktop file from ubuntu (I dual boot) and that is the content in packettracer.desktop. This works for now.

At this point I can start Packet Tracer from Terminal but it is still not in my Apps list and I can't associate the the .pkt or .pka file with Packet Tracer.

My question is: What am I missing?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Fedora 19 64-bit?

Hello,

I just managed to install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 onto Fedora 19 64-bit. I want to describe my commands which made it halfway possible:

cd /to/the/location/of/the/Packet/Tracer/file

tar -xvzf PT601LinuxNoTutorial

(I changed the file name into PT601LinuxNoTutorial for ease of use; It doesn't have an extension - that's how I got from Cisco website, but it's a .tar.gz apparently)

cd ./PacketTracer601

bash ./install

(Here you have to read the EULA - and hit Enter until the end of the list)

Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o

y

Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:

(Change if needed, or just hit Enter)

Should we create a symbolic link "packettracer" in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn]

y

Then it says Packet Tracer installed succesfully.

Here comes the tricky part: type in terminal

packettracer

it shows "Starting Packet Tracer 6.0" but nothing starts ever. I tried sevaral things and finally got it working with this command:

sudo yum install libacpi.i686 libacpi.x86_64

Then as suggested by marcindulak you have to make a packettracer.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications For this copy and paste the following in terminal:

cat > ~/.local/share/applications/packettracer.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application

Exec=/opt/pt/packettracer
Icon=/opt/pt/art/app.png

Name=Cisco Packet Tracer
Categories=Application;Network;

MimeType=application/x-pkt;application/x-pka;application/x-pkz;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.21
EOF

The above presumes that you have installed Packet Tracer in the default location (/opt/pt) if not than correct as required. I just took the packettracer.desktop file from ubuntu (I dual boot) and that is the content in packettracer.desktop. This works for now.

At this point I can start Packet Tracer from Terminal and from the Windows button search as well, but it is I still not in my Apps listcouldn't associate and I can't associate the .pkt or .pka file with Packet Tracer.

My question is: What am I missing?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Fedora 19 64-bit?

Hello,

I just managed to install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 onto Fedora 19 64-bit. I want to describe my commands which made it halfway possible:

cd /to/the/location/of/the/Packet/Tracer/file

tar -xvzf PT601LinuxNoTutorial

(I changed the file name into PT601LinuxNoTutorial for ease of use; It doesn't have an extension - that's how I got from Cisco website, but it's a .tar.gz apparently)

cd ./PacketTracer601

bash ./install

(Here you have to read the EULA - and hit Enter until the end of the list)

Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o

y

Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:

(Change if needed, or just hit Enter)

Should we create a symbolic link "packettracer" in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn]

y

Then it says Packet Tracer installed succesfully.

Here comes the tricky part: type in terminal

packettracer

it shows "Starting Packet Tracer 6.0" but nothing starts ever. I tried sevaral things and finally got it working with this command:

sudo yum install libacpi.i686 libacpi.x86_64

Then as suggested by marcindulak you have to make a packettracer.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications For this copy and paste the following in terminal:

cat > ~/.local/share/applications/packettracer.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application

Exec=/opt/pt/packettracer
Icon=/opt/pt/art/app.png

Name=Cisco Packet Tracer
Categories=Application;Network;

MimeType=application/x-pkt;application/x-pka;application/x-pkz;
MimeType=application/octet-stream;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.21
EOF

The above presumes that you have installed Packet Tracer in the default location (/opt/pt) if not than correct as required. I just took the packettracer.desktop file from ubuntu (I dual boot) and that is the content in packettracer.desktop. This works for now.

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

and/or

sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

and insert the following line:

application/octet-stream=packettracer.desktop;

At this point I can start Packet Tracer from Terminal and from the Windows button search as well, but I and still couldn't associateIS the .pkt or .pka file associated with Packet Tracer.

My question is: What am I missing?packet tracer.

Kind of solved. :)

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 on Fedora 19 64-bit?

Hello,

I just managed to install Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 onto Fedora 19 64-bit. I want to describe my commands which made it halfway possible:

cd /to/the/location/of/the/Packet/Tracer/file

tar -xvzf PT601LinuxNoTutorial

(I changed the file name into PT601LinuxNoTutorial for ease of use; It doesn't have an extension - that's how I got from Cisco website, but it's a .tar.gz apparently)

cd ./PacketTracer601

bash ./install

(Here you have to read the EULA - and hit Enter until the end of the list)

Do you accept the terms of the EULA? (Y)es/(N)o

y

Enter location to install Cisco Packet Tracer or press enter for default [/opt/pt]:

(Change if needed, or just hit Enter)

Should we create a symbolic link "packettracer" in /usr/local/bin for easy Cisco Packet Tracer startup? [Yn]

y

Then it says Packet Tracer installed succesfully.

Here comes the tricky part: type in terminal

packettracer

it shows "Starting Packet Tracer 6.0" but nothing starts ever. I tried sevaral things and finally got it working with this command:

sudo yum install libacpi.i686 libacpi.x86_64

Then as suggested by marcindulak you have to make a packettracer.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications For this copy and paste the following in terminal:

cat > ~/.local/share/applications/packettracer.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]

Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application

Exec=/opt/pt/packettracer
Icon=/opt/pt/art/app.png

Name=Cisco Packet Tracer
Categories=Application;Network;

MimeType=application/octet-stream;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.21
EOF

The above presumes that you have installed Packet Tracer in the default location (/opt/pt) if not than correct as required. I just took the packettracer.desktop file from ubuntu (I dual boot) and that is the content in packettracer.desktop. This works for now.

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

and/or

sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache

and insert the following line:

application/octet-stream=packettracer.desktop;

At this point I can start Packet Tracer from Terminal and from the Windows and IS associated with packet tracer.

Kind of solved. :)